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Yellow Pea Bush - Sesbania cannabina


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Description: Sesbania cannabina is an annual plant with many uses. Its leaves and flowers are both edible and often used in Asian cuisine. The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a source of materials. It is widely cultivated as a fibre plant, especially in India, and is often grown as a green manure, windbreak and cover crop.

Size:  Up to 3.5m Tall and 2.5m Wide  

Edible: Yes, both flowers and leaves are edible, and often used in Asian cuisine

Pollinator: Yes, many yellow flowers. 

Nitrogen / Biomass: Nitrogen fixer. Great option for a chop and drop plant as it grows quickly and is easy to manage. 

Deciduous: Evergreen, non-deciduous.

Native DistributionThe native range of this species is Indian Subcontinent to Indo-China, Australia. It is an annual, perennial or subshrub and grows primarily in the seasonally dry tropical biome.